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Qualifications Wales Act 2015

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29Designation of other qualifications

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(1)Qualifications Wales may, on application under subsection (2), designate a form of qualification under this section.

(2)An application under this subsection is an application by a recognised body to Qualifications Wales for a form of qualification—

(a)offered by it, and

(b)in respect of which it is recognised,

to be designated under this section.

(3)Qualifications Wales may not designate a form of qualification under this section unless it is satisfied that the following conditions are met.

(4)The conditions are that—

(a)it would be appropriate for a course of education or training that is within section 34(2) and that leads to the award of the form of qualification to be publicly funded, and

(b)it is currently appropriate, with a view to permitting that public funding, to designate the form of qualification under this section rather than approve it under Part 4.

(5)For the purposes of subsection (4)(a) a course of education or training is publicly funded if it is funded by the Welsh Ministers or a local authority in Wales, or provided by or on behalf of a maintained school in Wales (within the meaning given by section 34(12)).

(6)The reference in subsection (4)(a) to a course of education or training is a reference to a specific course of education or training or to such courses generally.

(7)In this Part, references to a section 29 designation are to a designation of a form of a qualification under this section.

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